Court dates near for six pranking suspects
August 31, 2011 · 4:24 PM
KINGSTON — Court dates are nearing for six people suspected in a night of pranking June 15, including two drive-by shootings with Airsoft rifles in Poulsbo and two fast-food thefts in Silverdale.
Two teen minors are charged with two counts of fourth-degree assault and one count of third-degree theft. They were scheduled to be arraigned Sept. 1, 2:30 p.m., in juvenile court in Port Orchard.
Four adults are charged with three counts of fourth-degree assault, one count of third-degree theft, and one count of third-degree attempted theft.
Brandyn Winkley, 19, is scheduled to appear at a pretrial hearing in Kitsap District Court Sept. 15, 10:30 a.m.
Jasmine Campbell, 22, and Dietreich Rios-Nicolaisen, 21, are scheduled to appear at pretrial hearings Oct. 4.
George C. Hill III, 18, is scheduled to appear at a pretrial hearing Oct. 21.
According to the investigator’s Statement of Probable Cause, the group is accused of shooting four people with pellets from Airsoft rifles in the Central Market parking lot in Poulsbo, and shooting two people with pellets in the Wal-Mart parking lot. Two of the victims said “the pellets hurt and left bruises and red marks that lasted several days,” according to the investigator’s report.
The group allegedly ordered $53.75 worth of food at Burger King in Poulsbo and drove away without paying for or picking up the food. The group ordered food at a Wendy’s in Silverdale; Winkley ran between the car and the drive-thru window and tried unsuccessfully to grab the food from the employee’s hands.
The group allegedly did the same thing at a Taco Bell in Silverdale, except when Winkley ran by and grabbed the food the employee’s arm was injured. The restaurant gave the group a replacement order not knowing Winkley was with them. The suspects paid for one of the two orders they received, according to the investigator’s report.
Rios-Nicolaisen filmed the incidents for a video he posted on YouTube, titled, “A night of fun in Kitsap Washington,” according to the investigator’s report. The video was removed after Campbell and Rios-Nicolaisen were arrested July 18. Other arrests followed.
In the video, Campbell is identified as the car’s driver, and Hill and one of the minors are identified as the Airsoft shooters, according to the investigator’s report.
In an earlier interview, Campbell, a former Miss Viking Fest, said the pranks were done “all in fun” and the group didn’t intend to hurt anyone.
“We don’t have records,” Campbell told the Herald in July. “We don’t want it out there that we were out to hurt people. It’s never going to happen again and we all want to apologize to everyone we hurt.”
Airsoft guns are replica firearms. Poulsbo Detective David Gesell, the investigating officer, wrote in his report that he went to Big 5 Sporting Goods to look at Airsoft rifles like those seen in the YouTube video.
A similar Airsoft rifle “shot the pellets at a velocity of 445 feet per second,” he wrote. “The warning on the box said, ‘Misuse or unsafe use may result in severe injuries or death.’ The warning also states, ‘Protective goggles and mouth protection must be worn when operating this Airsoft gun by the user and any person within range.”